There Were Two Pirates: A Comedy of Division

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Abstract

Although the famous pirate Jose Gasparilla's (1756-1828) exploits were most prominently performed upon Florida's West Coast, it appears he did seek to retire from piracy in St. Augustine. Cabell's novel chronicles his exploits and in the last part is dedicated to the ideation of Gasparilla's retirement in the Ancient City.

Local locations visited or mentioned in the text include the King Street, St. George Street, the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Old City Gates, the Cathedral Basilica, the Castillo de San Marcos, and the cemetery for the Shrine of Nuestra Senora de la Leche y Buen Parto at Nombre de Dios.

This book is dedicated to Florida author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Identifier

PS3505 .A153 T54 1946

Access Rights

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Contributor

John O'Hara Cosgrave II, illustrator

Title

There Were Two Pirates: A Comedy of Division

Alternative Title

It Happened in Florida, Book 2

Publisher

New York: Farrar, Straus and Company

Date

Format

Hardcover book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Action or Adventure
Historical

Coverage

2nd Spanish Period

Has Version

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References

Gardner, Janette C. An Annotated Bibliography of Florida Fiction, 1801-1980. St. Petersburg, FL: Little Bayou Press, 1983.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

McCarthy, Kevin. M. “Historical St. Augustine in Fiction.” El Escribano 15 (1978): 61-69.

Bibliographic Citation

Cabell, James Branch. There Were two Pirates: A Comedy of Division. New York: Farrar, Straus and Co., 1946.

Citation

James Branch Cabell, “There Were Two Pirates: A Comedy of Division,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/207.

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